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Should QCARC continue giving VE Exams before club meetings in even months?

  • Yes, but occasionally on other days and times (67%, 2 Votes)
  • Yes (33%, 1 Votes)
  • No (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, with more months (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Yes, but fewer months (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 3

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SkyWarn Online Training Opportunities

If you are interested in SkyWarn Training, you have a couple opportunities to complete the training online.  Click on the “Want To Become A SkyWarn Spotter?” graphic for information from the State College NWS office site.

Additionally, you can go to: https://www.meted.ucar.edu/education_training/course/23   If you need to enroll, it is a rather quick no charge process. Once enrolled you can take any of the many courses offered on various topics. It is worth checking out their catalog of courses.

 

 

 

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“Significant Rainfall and Flooding” (9/1/2021) – HEED THE NOAA/N.W.S. WARNINGS!

It looks like our general area will be impacted by the remnants of hurricane Ida. It is often easy to discount the weather forecasts but just what if the forecasts are accurate or even worse weather ends up occurring! The saying “Turn around don’t drown.” is not just cliche, it really means what it says.  There is seldom any good reason to place yourself and/or family in harms way.  Additionally there is no reason to ad to the workload of first-responders by instigating a rescue, needlessly placing them in harms way, by negligence in disregarding warnings. Take a little time to review the graphics issued by NOAA, they carry a very valid message! Also be sure your cellphone is setup to receive severe weather advisories. This function receives advisories for the location wherever you are as long as the GPS location is active.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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QCARC 2021 Dues Are Due

Hi folks, it’s that time of year when your support of the Club by submitting your application and dues is requested. Thank you very much for your support!

Please complete the .pdf that can be downloaded then printed via the following “2021 QCARC Application” link. Please note that due to the ongoing (2 year) issue with the PO box being closed for reasons the USPS could not determine, the decision to move to another location had to be made immediately. The updated application and associated  link has the new PO box number and PO. :

2021 QCARC Application v2

 

 

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Silent Key: Greg Jeffers N3FYD, Emporium

It is with great sadness we share the news that Greg Jeffers N3FYD of Emporium has passed away. Greg was an active radio amateur, and was a participating member with the local clubs. He was a regular check in on our Sunday night nets, and the owner of one of the Emporium repeaters.

More information will be published as details become available.

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Q.C.A.R.C. VE Exams Scheduled

The Quad County Amateur Radio Club (QCARC), has scheduled an American Radio Relay League (ARRL) amateur radio Volunteer Examination session for August 26, 2020 at 10:00 AM. All license class exams will be available.

You must register and advise the exams that you intend to take, as there are limited spaces available.  –  No walk-ins can be accepted.

To register, or for additional information contact: bryan@wa3ufn.com or (814) 371-3836   — (8/26/20  7:12) —  REGISTRATION CLOSED  —

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Q.C.A.R.C. Breakfasts Suspended

In the interest of maintaining a healthy environment for activities for you, our members and guests, we feel that it is best to suspend the breakfast gatherings given today’s circumstances. We look forward to initiating the breakfast gatherings as soon as possible.

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August Meeting Announcement

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club will hold an online meeting August 12, 2020 at 7:00 PM. In the interest of maintaining a healthy environment for you, our members and guests, we feel the remote webinar is the optimal method to conduct meetings given today’s circumstances.

An available email list of members has been sent a notice which has all of the needed information to join the meeting by computer only. (Cell phone connection is no longer available.)

It may be advantageous to use voice only instead of both voice and video to eliminate drop-outs due to bandwidth limitations. Video is not required to participate.

If you have not received the email notice, email Bryan at: wa3ufn@arrl.net to advise so the information can be emailed.

Due to the 50 minute limitation, imposed by the webinar service provider, no program can be presented.

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Weather Warning – Take Action!

A severe thunderstorm WARNING means TAKE ACTION.

Strong, damaging winds and/or large hail are occurring or will occur shortly. When a severe thunderstorm warning is in effect for your area, move inside a sturdy structure immediately and stay away from windows and doors. Acting early helps save lives!

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Weather Watch – Be Prepared!

A severe thunderstorm WATCH means BE PREPARED for the potential of strong, damaging winds and/or large hail typically within the next 3-7 hours of the watch issuance.

When there is a severe thunderstorm watch, pay extra close attention to the weather and be ready to act. Preparing ahead of time helps save lives!

Understand Severe Weather Alerts
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Parasitic Emission Club Newsletter — May 2020

Here is this month’s Parasitic Emission newsletter. If you are not receiving it every month by email and would like to, please send an email to subscribe@qcarc.org and we will add you to our list!


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May Meeting ONLINE!

QCARC May Meeting
Hosted by Quad-County Amateur Radio Club

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 7:00 pm | 1 hour | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Meeting number: 621 559 561
Password: QCARC (72272 from phones and video systems)
https://meetingsamer10.webex.com/meetingsamer10/j.php?MTID=m3dd0484acd7c3dfa8fa962730da51c10

Join by phone
+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll
Access code: 621 559 561

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April 8 Meeting will be Online!

QCARC Regular April Meeting AND LIVE PROGRAM: Building a Go Kit, Bob Mente NU3Q

  Hosted by Meetings QCARC 6:50 PM – 8:50 PM Wednesday, Apr 8 2020 (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Meeting Information

Meeting link:https://meetingsamer10.webex.com/meetingsamer10/j.php?MTID=m33feec3a0fa708d788e063de21322918

Meeting number:290 862 210

Password:n3qc

The Quad-County Amateur Radio Club
4/8/2020 Meeting Agenda

CALL TO ORDER
Flag salute – Remembrance of Silent Keys – Introductions, as needed
Rules Of Order

DOES ANYONE WANT TO RECOMMENDED AN ENTRY TO THE AGENDA?

REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
Secretary
Minutes of the previous meeting: The minutes of the previous meeting were published in the e-mailed newsletter. Are there any additions or corrections to be made to those minutes? If none, the minutes stand approved as published.

Treasurer
Club treasury report:

STAFF REPORTS:
Activities – VE exams as are the regular meetings at the PSU Du Bois Campus are suspended due to the Campus closure relating to the corona virus situation.

Education / Training –

Net (Manager) –

Programs –

Public Information Officer – Meeting announcement not submitted to newspaper.

Public Service –

Repeater –

Technology –

Additional Reports –

OLD BUSINESS:

NEW BUSINESS:
• Field Day: ARRL information.

GENERAL REMARKS:

GUEST COMMENTS:

THE NEXT MEETING WILL BE: WebEx online Wednesday, May 13, 7:00 PM

IF NO FURTHER BUSINESS, CALL TO ADJOURN THE MEETING:

Following the meeting we will have a live presentation on building a Go Kit by Allegheny County Emergency Coordinator Bob Mente NU3Q.

More ways to join

Join by phone+1-408-418-9388 United States (Toll unless cell phone)
Access code: 290 862 210

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